The Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins are battling to stay out of the basement in the American League Central, and this time around it was the Twins who came out on top as they took two of three from the Royals including Sunday's finale by a score of 7-5.
The Twins were led by Ryan Doumit who went 3-for-4, had three runs, four RBI's and homered from both sides of the plate. The damage came in the second and third innings where the Twins scored four runs, and three of those came in the third inning on a Doumit two-RBI single and a RBI double by Brian Dozier.
Royals starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie put the Royals in the 5-1 hole after five innings of work which made it difficult for the Royals to mount a comeback.
The Royals did make a comeback in the eighth and ninth innings where they scored two runs in each. Billy Butler got the scoring going in the eighth inning with a two-run blast, and in the ninth Alex Gordon had an RBI single while Yuniesky Betancourt came into pitch hit and had a home run. Those runs made it a 7-5 game, but it all came to an end when Mike Moustakas struck out to end the game.